Welcome to Pomegranate Health, a podcast about the culture of medicine. We are currently recruiting new members to join the Podcast Editorial Group.
Key responsibilities of members are to
(1) Discuss potential podcast topics and prioritise them for development of new episodes
(2) For a chosen topic, suggest themes to explore and people to interview
(3) Listen to audio drafts before publication and provide feedback to the producer on content and structure
Group communication is entirely by email and there's a time commitment of about 90 minutes per month which can be recognised in CPD hours. It’s helpful for applicants to be familiar with other podcasts or education platforms. Please download an application form and return it by 31st January 2024 to email@example.com.
This is also the home of IMJ On-Air, where authors of the College's Internal Medicine Journal present their work. Expert advice on the current best standards for your practice.
Search for ‘Pomegranate Health’ in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Castbox or any podcasting app. You mean need to import this RSS feed into other apps, and it's an easy page to search for thematic terms and podcasts that might interest you. You can also sign up for an email alert when a new episode is published about once a month.
At each page there is a MyCPD link for Fellows to log credits for participating in educational activity. Please continue the discussion in the comments section below each episode or at the RACP Online Community forum.
Ep92: Data-driven practice improvement
The field known as Practice Analytics seeks to provide clinicians with a bird’s eye view of their case load and performance. This can draw attention to cases that stood out from the trend and help reflection and practice improvement.
[IMJ On-Air] Hyperglycaemia and COVID-19
In the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, international studies showed that pre-existing diabetes conferred a significant mortality risk. Researchers have retrospectively examined electronic medical records in two Melbourne health services to find no such association.
Ep89: What we know about long COVID
ADAPT is a prospective cohort study that has been following up COVID-19 patients on various different outcome measures. This has allowed researchers to identify potential physiological and immunological signals that distinguish people who experience long COVID.
[IMJ On-Air] Making sense of HACs
Hospital-acquired complications are assumed to be preventable and to provide some metric of quality of care. But HACs may be more strongly associated with patient-related factors than they are with deviation from best practice.
[IMJ On-Air] Managing cannabinoid use in palliative care
Patients in palliative care settings may be more inclined than most to complementary and alternative medicines, including cannabinoid products. But they are also more vulnerable to side effects given impairments to their drug metabolism and clearance mechanisms.
[IMJ On-Air] Recent advances in asthma management
This is the first episode of a new format featuring authors and editors of the Internal Medicine Journal. In this episode we have leading respiratory physicians from the Royal Melbourne Hospital presenting current best practice in the diagnosis and treatment of severe asthma.
Ep85: The ASD Odyssey- a reply
Despite guideline recommendations for assessment and diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders there are drivers in the health system that dissuade clinicians from implementing these. These include reimbursement and training in the area of developmental disorders.
Ep84: The ASD Odyssey
Autism spectrum disorder is often diagnosed late in Australia due to gaps in developmental surveillance and long waitlists for diagnostic evaluations. This podcast discusses a national guideline intended to streamline this process.
Ep83: Loving Medicine Again
We continue the theme of responding to burnout by getting some of advice from doctors turned career coaches. We also hear from a respected occupational physician, and a listener with an simple message to raise morale between colleagues.